1 John 4:18 – Verse of the Day 6/1/14

1 John 4:18 Verse of the Day

What would you say is the opposite of fear? For most of us, when we think of the opposite of fear, the most common response is probably something like “bravery” or “courage.” In this verse, however, John makes a contrast between fear and love. Why do you think he does this?

If you were to read the rest of the chapter, you would notice that this verse lies in the middle of a much larger discussion. This larger discussion is about the way in which love transforms our lives and understandings of the world in which we live. For John, if we truly understand the power of God’s love for those who have faith in Christ, it should change us. One of the many things we realize is that if our sins have been forgiven eternally we truly have nothing to fear. Even death itself cannot harm us eternally.

Spend some time in prayer thinking about the fact that your relationship with God is based on God’s love and forgiveness. When you think about your sin, do you still fear God’s punishment? Do you genuinely believe that God’s love means the forgiveness of sin for all who trust in Him? Spend some time thanking God for the wonderful gift of this forgiveness, and your relationship with Him. Ask Him to relieve your fears as you understand His love more deeply.

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Prasanna Deborah
Prasanna Deborah

No one has a the perfect words to preach the bible becoze bible is completely edited. If any one is there to tell no about it but its a fact

John Loscar
John Loscar

Yep not the fake love the world offers ...the true and pure and holy love God gives us

Tiana Thiel
Tiana Thiel

This my favorite verse love so much :) it reminds me that I am made in love and that I'm love know matter when I don't feel it :)